21.12.10

An Acute Accent

Whenever she speaks with a Kenyan person, Anna subconsciously slips into her Kenyan accent. Play the video below to hear her describe our upcoming trip.

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In case you have trouble (as I still do sometimes) understanding the Kenyan accent, I will translate. Anna is saying that she is going to Wisconsin for Christmas, where she will see her grandparents, and where she will see snow. Then she explains snow and cold, since her Kenyan friends have never experienced snow. I don't think she even remembers how cold she is going to be.

That's the story. My parents could not bear the thought of another Christmas without their grandchildren, so they wanted to fly Anna and Abi to Wisconsin. Since the girls are too small to fly alone, I get to accompany them. We are scheduled to leave tomorrow but might not, depending on the snow situation for our layover in Europe. You could all pray for us on the lengthy flights ahead. Hopefully every person on the airplane will be full of good Christmas cheer. Of course, if anyone needs additional in-flight entertainment, perhaps Anna could whip out her Kenyan accent....

11 comments:

Sandy said...
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Anonymous said...

I wish I lived in Wisconsin so I could see you too. So happy for you to see grandparents and parents again. :-) Love you, Linda S.

Sandy said...

Heather!!! That is ADORABLE! I can't believe what a natural Anna is - I've always thought she might enjoy acting.

Excited you get to see your family!!!

Anonymous said...

Very cute observation, thanks for sharing. Hope you have smooth travels to snow country.

Christina said...

That's awesome! Miss this cute girl! Have a great time in Wisconsin.

tscarlet said...

We loved watching this and showing it to our kids! Thanks for sharing. Happy travels!

Kimberly said...

CUTIE!

Kelly Cable said...

Oh my gosh! I still do that to this day!! That's amazing :) She's getting so big.

Carrie said...

I still do that too! She is adorable and I hope she gets spoiled to bits by the Grandmotha and the Grandfatha! Merry Christmas!

Jamie Paauw said...

Unbelievable. I don't know why it needed interpretation. I thought it was plain as day. Is she studying "Kenyan" in school? She is an excellent student.

Anonymous said...

What a marvelous little talk Anna gave! We hope and pray you have/had a good time in WI. So very special! Maia and Steve